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rebekah brooks, the former murdoch editor and british c.e.o. who moved in all the right circles. she went to the police station on sunday to answer questions and instead was arrested. brooks is now out on bail and due to testify tomorrow in front of a parliamentary committee along with murdoch himself and his son, james. and in a strange twist to this whole affair, one of the most public whistle-blowers, a man called sean hoare, who was a former entertainment reporter for the "news of the world" was found dead at his home this evening. so far, anyway, police are saying the death is unexplained but not suspicious. bob? >> schieffer: thank you very much, liz. liz palmer in london. in this country, president obama claimed some progress in negotiations to try to find a way to raise the debt limit and keep the government from defaulting on its financial obligations. the reason for the optimism was not all together clear but a cbs news poll out tonight reflects the political toll this crisis is taking. the public is split right down the middle over the president's handling of the situation, but
.e.o., rebekah brooks. hours later in the u.s., the resignation on les hinton, c.e.o. of dow jones, which publishes the "wall street journal." gone are two key executives who served as firewalls in the growing scandal of phone hacking. >> the thing about firewalls is that they eventually burn through. they just delay a fire, they don't stop it. >> reporter: next in the line of fire? murdoch's son james, who has admitted to writing checks to victims of phone hacking. both murdochs face parliament on tuesday. one of those to grill them is tom watson. >> i want to know was he aware a crime had taken place, who gave him the advice, those kind of things. i would like rupert murdoch to tell us what he knew as well. >> reporter: and finally, scrambling on high ground is britain's prime minister, under pressure to showing the extent of his relationship of his relationship with the murdochs, he was forced to release records showing 26 meetings with them or their employees since they took office. he also hosted james murdoch and rebekah brooks at his official country residence. cameron like most br
on conditions that they keep quiet. after the murdochs, their former british ceo rebekah brooks will face the committee. brooks, as editor of "news of the world" newspaper when the hacking was taking place was a hands-on manager. >> rebekah brooks knows the answers to all of these questions. she knows who knew what about what payments, when. she knows everything. >> reporter: however, brooks may not say very much today because she was arrested over the weekend and though out on bail now, will be acutely aware she's involved in a criminal inquiry. now, the murdochs are still speaking to the committee and what we have heard so far indicates they are going to say that they did not know what was going on at the company, that they, themselves, as executives, were misled. >> elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. >>> joining "uss is lanny davis who is special counsel to president bill clinton in the white house. we have been watching this unfold the last half hour or spoke. now, all of a sudden, you have rupert murdoch coming out and saying this is the most humble day of his life. he is striking t
minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aide david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by what appeared to be an illegal method. >> reporter: as the revelations pile up, a police inquiry has moved into high gear. in 2007, an internal investigation at rupert murdoch's u.k. company is reported to have found clear evidence of illegal activity. but managers didn't take their findings to the police. instead, phone hacking victims who sued were paid to settle out of court. murdoch's son, james, now a director of the new york-based news corporation, authorized one payment for what's said to have been more than a million dollars. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation, and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: now that has damaged rupert murdoch's business, he's already
, anthony. anthony mason. the murdochs weren't the only ones who testified today. rebekah brooks was editor of the "news of the world" when the phone hacking first took place. she admitted that mistakes were made but said her company acted properly and quickly. she resigned last week as head of newscorp's british newspapers. back in this country where the clock is now winding down toward a possible government default, the house of representatives spent most of the day debating a republican plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget. there is only one problem-- all sides concede that even if the bill did pass the senate, too-- and that's a long shot-- it faces a certain presidential veto and will never become law. so why do that when time is short? here is congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> reporter: the house republicans pasted their answer to the debt ceiling crisis without democratic support. >> i'll bet you cash money that it ain't going to become the law. >> reporter: conservatives call the bill cut cap and balance because it cuts spending this year and caps it a
, including murdoch's son james, and the former c.e.o. rebekah brooks who was arrested on the weekend. she and cameron are neighbors who travel in the same circles. today he was forced to deny he had ever invited her for a sleep-over. >> i've never held a slumber party or seen her in her pajamas. >> reporter: cameron was bloodied, shall we say, in parliament today, but not broken. however this thing is far from over. his enemies expect more damaging allegations to surface when the judicial led inquiry into phone hacking gets under way. russ? >> mitchell: elizabeth palmmer in london, thank you. turns out that hacking into voice mail in the united states is pretty easy. depending on your phone carrier. bill whitaker looked into that. >> reporter: the targets of the tabloid hacking scandal included british royals, commoners and screen actors like hugh grant. >> i this think is the water shed moment. >> reporter: but don't think it's just the scourge of the celebrated and sensational on the other side of the atlantic. your phone and my phone can be hacked. >> my ex-girlfriend found her way int
brooks. the murdoches could refuse. brook, a british citizen, can be legally compelled. and just as british parliament united in a call on murdoch to withdraw his bid for control of pay tv company bskyb, the wily media tycoon struck preemptively. he announced he was withdrawing his bid. today he surprised everyone with this statement from news corp, quote, we believe it's too difficult for the bid to progress and it is being read here as a humiliation for murdoch. we should also note that news corp's announcement came out at the precise moment that prime minister cameron was sitting down to meet the family of milly doweler that sparked this controversy in the first place. >> interesting timing indeed. what's the reaction to this rather new developmr%] at this point? >> well, many people say it doesn't change anything. murdoch can re-introduce his bid later potentially in the criminal and parliamentary inquiries will continue regardless into the alleged wrongdoing by his newspapers and there may be a debate should he even own the portion of bskyb that he already has. it's a scanda
brooks and london's police chief but contrition for the murdochs did not give way to admitting knowledge of the dirty tricks employed by those at their newspapers. both rupert and james defending the family legacy. >> it does not mean that i have any knowledge of anyone intentionally misleading me in the company. i don't. >> reporter: saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater moments early turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been for the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wife. when the hearing resumed, a shirt sleeved murdoch seemed to gain the upper hand and the respect of his interrogator. >> i must say i it shows guts for you to be able to continue answering questions under the circumstances and a lengthy session. thank you for it. >> thank you. >> reporter: at times he appeared to be bemused and not being questioned by anyone but in the end a glimpse of the man who for decades ruled his empire and for now at least rmremains >> this terrible thi
lunch with rebecca brooks. there is a scramble inside the media empire to control toxic fallout from "the news of the world" hacking scandal, which could start making waves in the u.s. >> there's also the issue of did it happen here? "the news of the world" has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. many of its stories, particularly many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of millie dauer. her parents and others discovered that personal voice messages had been hack ed by nes of the journalists hunting for stories. in 2007, a secret internal investigation at murdoch's uk company -- the question now is who knew what when? the ceo of dow jones and publisher of the wall street journal, both owned by murdoch. he may have seen that report. and rupert murdoch's son, james, authorized a reported $1 million payment to one of the hacking victim. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers within complete investigation. and that's a matter of real regret for me, personally. >> reporter: shareh
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